Morgan Conway (Dick Tracy) is a better actor than Ralph Byrd, who plays the famous detective in the Dick Tracy serial and a couple of other movies on the archive. However, even he can't save the story and script, which is about as interesting as melting snow. Once again Conway is teamed with Anne Jeffreys as Tess Truehart (later in her career Jeffreys played Marion Kerby, one of the two ghosts in the TV series, Topper).
As with all Dick Tracy stories, the character names are puns, e.g
., Vitamin Flintheart (who constantly tosses pills into his mouth), Cueball (who is bald), Jules Sparkle (a Jeweler), Percival Priceless (owner of an antique store), and Filthy Flora (owner and operator of a bar called the Dripping Dagger).
Compounding the poor script are problems with the print. Many of the scenes are at night and most of these are so dark that they are just blotches of gray moving against a black background.